Kevin Durant to return to Seattle for pre-season game

Durant was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics with the No. 2 pick of the 2007 draft.

Kevin Durant was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics with the No. 2 overall pick of the 2007 draft.   -  AFP

Kevin Durant is headed back to Seattle.

Golden State released its five-game preseason schedule on Monday, confirming the Warriors will play the Kings at KeyArena on Oct. 5.

 

The match-up initiates a homecoming of sorts for Durant, who was selected by the Seattle SuperSonics with the No. 2 overall pick of the 2007 draft. He played his rookie season in Seattle before the team moved to Oklahoma City.

The Kings-Warriors meeting marks the first NBA contest in Seattle since the Sonics relocated in 2008.